French: Conirostre cul-roux German: Rotsteiß-Spitzschnabel Spanish: Conirrostro culirrufo
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
See C. margaritae. Three subspecies recognized.
Subspecies and Distribution
C. s. guaricola
Phelps, Sr & Phelps, Jr, 1949 – E Guárico and W Anzoátegui, in NE Venezuela.
C. s. amazonum
(Hellmayr, 1917) – E of Andes in W Venezuela (Apure) and E Colombia (S to Meta, also recorded in C Guainía#R); E Ecuador and E Peru; and C Guyana E to N French Guiana, and N Brazil (NE Roraima, E Amazonas and W, C & NE Pará).
C. s. speciosum
(Temminck, 1824) – SE Peru and Bolivia (except W) E across SC Brazil (to Maranhão, S to Mato Grosso, Paraná and São Paulo), Paraguay and NW & NE Argentina (Jujuy; E Formosa, N Corrientes and Misiones).
11 cm; 8–9 g (Argentina). Small, rather dark conebill. Male nominate race has head and upperparts rather dark greyish-blue, lores and subocular area paler ashy grey, becoming... read more
Song, in Venezuela, a very high, thin “tidé, tidé, tidé, tidé, ti’dee’rít” at leisurely pace, weak... read more
In Venezuela mainly in dry strongly seasonal areas, where occurs in canopy of gallery forest and... read more
Food and feeding
Diet little known; insects, possibly nectar. Seen in pairs and in families of 3–5 individuals; in SE Ecuador up to six seen together.... read more
No information on season. Nest in E Brazil (Minas Gerais) a tiny cup made from leaf petioles and fibres, hidden in curled dead Cecropia... read more
Resident. No certain local or migratory movements known.
Status and conservation
Not globally threatened. Widespread, in varying abundance. Uncommon in Venezuela; rare and local in Ecuador; uncommon and local along R Amazon river and its tributaries. Can... read more
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